Alternative Spectrum– Marketplace lending, direct lending, trade finance, BDCs, asset backed finance, real estate crowdfunding – the list goes on. The alternative spectrum offers unprecedented income generating opportunities through online platforms, via funds, or increasingly by tapping directly into sources of asset origination. Dis-intermediation of the legacy architecture is gathering pace as investors find new routes directly into intelligently priced financial assets.
The Summit will also hone in on the development of the marketplace lending ecosystem – particularly as it relates to the emergence of a dynamic secondary market for loans. We’ve seen the first flickers of pricing tension between primary and secondary markets in marketplace lending this year, primarily as a result of securitization. With the rise of a number of access portals, ABS activity becoming more prevalent and whispers of a synthetic marketplace, the Summit will provide the perfect platform for exploring the integration of industry and ecosystem participants.